United States, Indiana

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis University (IUPUI) is a public research university located in Indianapolis, Indiana. The core campus of Indiana University also offers degrees from Purdue University, which resulted from the merger of Purdue University-Indianapolis Extension Center and Indiana University-Indianapolis in 1969. It is located along the White River and Fall Creek, on a peninsula adjacent to downtown Indianapolis. Among more than 200 degree programs, Metropolitan University has the main campuses of Indiana University School of Medicine and Indiana University School of Dentistry. The school has more than 2,000 students and the only dental school in the state. IUPUI is one of the 7 campuses of Indiana University, including two Purdue University schools. The campus offers more than 225 degrees from 18 different schools. The university's mission is to raise the state of Indiana and the intellectual development of its citizens to the highest national and international levels through research and creative activities, teaching and learning, and citizen participation. By offering unique bachelor, master, professional, and doctorate degrees, the university promotes educational, cultural, and economic development in Central Indiana and beyond through innovative collaborations, external partnerships, and a strong commitment to diversity.

Campus Life

The IUPUI campus occupies 509 acres and is located on the Cultural Trail in downtown Indianapolis, only two blocks from the Indiana State Capitol and adjacent to White River State Park. The University Auditorium is an essential milestone of the IUPUI campus. It is the location of the university’s Eli Lilly Family Charity School and also provides much-needed additional space for the School of Social Work. It is also home to the administration of IUPUI, the IUPUI Alumni Relations Office, and the IU Foundation. The University Library is located in the IUPUI campus center and serves nearly one million visitors every year. It provides students and faculty with research support and resources in specific disciplines, covering all of the more than 450-degree programs of IUPUI. University libraries meet remote research needs by accessing academic research resources online. It also promotes internal learning and provides a high-tech, purpose-defined informal and formal learning space.

Noted Alumni

IUPUI has over 182,000 living alumni around the country. Some of the well-known alumni of the IUPUI are Norman Bridwell is the author and illustrator of "The Red Dog" Clifford, journalist and photographer Bettie Cadou, and former member of the US House of Representatives Julia Carson Carson, fine art painter, and printmaker Vija Celmins, NASA astronaut and Purdue University Engineering Graduate David Wolf, and Samuel E Vázquez an abstract expressionist painter.